The Best Flat-Tummy Breakfast

My breakfasts needs are pretty simple.

  1. Prep-less as I stumble around my kitchen before the sun rises searching through half-opened eyelids for coffee.
  2. Portable to bring to work with me, since I eat it after my morning workout.
  3. Sweet. I love starting (and ending) my day with something sweet.
  4. Filled with fiber and nutrients to keep my full and energized until my next meal.
  5. A good combination of protein and healthy carbohydrates to recover post-workout. If you’re working your butt off (or on, I should say) at the gym and not seeing results, look very closely at your post-workout meal (or nutrition in general).
  6. It must improve my digestion, not wreck havoc on it.

Simple Superfood Overngith Oats

When the weather starts to get warmer, I crave something cool and refreshing. Not always the easiest thing to bring prepped because who wants to eat day-old cold eggs or a melted smoothie?

Overnight Oats to the rescue!

Simple Superfood Overnight Oats

This creamy recipe takes all of 5 minutes to prep the night (or a couple nights) before, it’s packed with fiber and vital nutrients, tastes A-mazing, and is perfect pre or post-workout. Raw oats are considered “resistant starches” because they digest lower in our intestines. This promotes healthy gut bacteria which aids in digestion – aka less bloating! The addition of chia seeds gives your body some extra calcium, potassium, magnesium, and Omega-3 fatty acids which help reduce inflammation. They absorb the liquid they’re in, giving these overnight oats a thicker, pudding-like texture.

Simple Superfood Overnight Oats

Ingredients

Makes 1 serving

1/2 cup raw old fashioned oats

3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tbsp Chia seeds

Vanilla vegan (or whey*) protein powder (sometimes I omit this and just eat egg whites on the side too!*)

Organic frozen berries

Stevia to taste (I use about a tbsp of granulated or 2-4 drops of liquid)

Cinnamon to taste

*Not a vegan food.

Simple Superfood Overngith Oats

Preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mason jar or tupper ware.
  2. Place in the refrigerator overnight or for 3-5 hours.
  3. Stir and enjoy!

Simple Superfood Overngith Oats

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Emily

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  2. I made a version of this (with what I had on hand) and it was very delicious! Filling and super satisfying! I loved doing the prep the night before, i doubled it and ate it for a couple of days! Thanks for the suggestions!

    1. Yeeesss!!! So happy you like it 🙂

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  4. What a great breakfast! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon.
    Miz Helen

    1. Thank you Helen!!! Xo

  5. I need to retry chia seeds again this looks delicious. I just rescued your link from spam. It did not go through bc it needs a backlink to my site. Hope you will join us again this week thanks!

  6. Looks amazing! I’d try it as a dessert or snack too.

  7. I love overnight oats. Haven’t made them in a while but I’ll definitely have to try out your recipe. Sounds yummy

    1. Hope you like it Amanda!!

  8. Looks easy and delicious! Excited to try it! Thanks! 🙂

    1. You’re so welcome Jamianne!!

  9. I LOVE over night oats! I have them pretty much every morning and they are so simple to make. I like mixing in peanut butter in mine! 🙂

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    1. Me too!! Peanut butter on anything really 😉

  10. That’s really simple indeed! Yet it looks yummy! I’m gonna try it! 🙂

  11. Yes overnight oats are the best!! When I forget to make them I’m always hungry about an hour after having breakfast!

    1. That’s the worst!!! Overnight oats don’t let a rummy down 😜

  12. Overnight oats are my favourite breakfast. I love how easy and tasty it is! Pinning this for later!

  13. I always reach for coffee first in the morning too! Your Overnight Oats look delicious – I love how you have incorporated so many good for you ingredients in them. Thank you for being a part of Hearth and Soul. Will be pinning this recipe!

    1. Thank you April! Always a pleasure to participate 🙂

  14. Oh these look fabulous! I’ve been wanting to try overnight oats. I will definitely try these.

    1. Let me know how you like them!

  15. I have been wanting to try overnight oats. I think I will try it now. Thank you for writing such an informative post!

    1. Yay!! You’re gonna love them. And you’re so welcome

  16. I really need to try overnight oats. Seems super easy and it would prevent me from getting gigantic butter rolls at the bakery near my office!

    1. They are so easy and taste and feel so much better than rolls!!!! I promise 🙂

  17. This looks amazing and super simple.

    1. Thank you! It is 😀

  18. This looks yummy! I love that it’s an overnight one so it’s ready in the morning. Thank you!

    1. Such a treat to be able to grab and go!

  19. Overnight oats are a go to snack for busy morning. Thanks for this recipe

  20. Overnight oats are one of my favorite easy breakfasts too! Love making them with blueberries and sprinkling some granola on top for crunch!

    1. Yum that sounds so good!

  21. I LOVE this!!!! I definitely need to be eating this instead of my usual breakfast, which is coffee and panic!! #turnituptuesday

    1. Haha yes eating breakfast is sooo important!

  22. I love overnight oats! I like to add vanilla extract and sometimes I warm them up before eating. Tastes great either cold or warm! 🙂

    1. Mmm that sounds so yummy!!

  23. Overnight oats are a staple for me! Having some this week, actually. There’s nothing better than oatmeal after a tough workout, in my opinion!

  24. I need this now lol going to pick up the ingredients, been craving oatmeal like mad but hate missing out on protein

    1. Yay!! Enjoy it love 🙂

  25. this looks so good to me, but I like to eat my oatmeal warm. would it be weird to heat this up in the morning or is it supposed to be cold?

    1. You could try it!! I don’t see why it wouldn’t work but it may change the texture 🙂

  26. Yum! I’ve heard nothing but great things about overnight oats. I’ll have to give this a try!

  27. This looks so good! Question for you though- I’m allergic to berries, so is there something that can be substituted? Is there another fruit that would work with this?

    1. Yes! I love bananas, peaches, raisins, apples, pears, pomegranate, or even figs!

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